Liverpool's Mohamed Salah statue ridiculed by football fans

07 November, 2018, 01:00 | Author: Felix Jensen
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The artwork was put on display on Sunday at the World Youth Forum (WYF) being held in Sharm al-Sheikh.

Egyptian football star Mo Salah recently got an unusual tribute in his home country that has left people around the world in stitches.

While the skill involved can not be denied, fans were quick to point out that the sculpture bore an uncanny resemblance to several other well-known figures, including Art Garfunkel and actor Daniel Stern, who played Marv the burglar in "Home Alone".

The tribute has received criticism and been compared to the awful bust of Cristiano Ronaldo, which was unveiled previous year.

Emanuel Jorge da Silva Santos, who sculpted the Ronaldo bust, said he had been sad about the online criticism of his effort after its unveiling.

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The event, which is in its second year, was created by young people in Egypt to help promote peace and prosperity.

Egyptian sculptor Mai Abdel Allah said she came up with the idea in 2016 and that the statue took a month to complete in the lead up to the youth forum.

Salah enjoyed a record-breaking debut season with Liverpool scoring 32 goals to set a new record in a single campaign.

The new bronze statue of the 26-year-old raised eyebrows across the world for its curiously ill-proportioned body parts, including an abnormally large head.

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